Google’s Android 5.1.1 update is finally starting to pick up steam and it’s now confirmed for top devices including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 6. With that in mind, we take a look at what Nexus users need to know about Google’s new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update.
In April, shortly after the Android 5.1 Lollipop update picked up the pace for Nexus smartphones and tablets, Google confirmed another Android 5.1 update called Android 5.1.1. Android 5.1.1 isn’t as big as the Android 5.1 update but that doesn’t make it any less important.
Android 5.1.1 is your standard Android bug fix update. It comes with a number of bug fixes for Nexus smartphones and tablets, many of them crucial. Android 5.1 was a major bug fixer but it also brought an array of Lollipop problems to Nexus users of all shapes and sizes. Google’s Nexus Help forums are full of complaints about Android 5.1, Android 5.0.2 and more.
The company’s Android 5.1.1 release is limited at the moment but today, we finally saw carriers offer some specific information to Nexus users. Google itself remains quiet but it looks like the sleeping giant will awaken in the near future with a flurry of brand new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop updates.
Android 5.1.1 might be small but there is a lot to know about the update as a whole and about the individual Android 5.1.1 updates for Nexus devices. With Google’s Android 5.1.1 update set to make a big push in the weeks ahead, we want to outline the most important things we think you, as Nexus users, need to know about the Android 5.1.1 update.
This touches on Google’s missing updates, some of the feedback we’ve gotten after the Android 5.1.1 release for Nexus 7 and Nexus 9, how to get the software on board ahead of Google’s slow OTA roll out, and how to prepare your device, and yourself, for the Android 5.1.1 release.
How to Prepare for the Nexus Android 5.1.1 Release
With the Android 5.1.1 update now confirmed for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 6, now is a great time for owners of those devices to prepare their Nexus for the incoming Android 5.1.1 update.
We've put together a number of steps that we take in the days and hours before a Nexus Android 5.1.1 release. Remember, Google's updates are slow and unpredictable so you'll need to prepare as if the update is going to arrive in the near future.
Take a look at these pre-release tips before you install your Android 5.1.1 update. You don't need to utilize every single one but the more prepared you are the better. Even small updates like Android 5.1.1 can wreck havoc on Nexus devices so you'll want to be as prepared as humanly possible.